Important Past Events!
August 2012 – Coach Sackey brought the Black Princesses to the Bay Area for a 2 week training tour to prepare for the World Cup in Japan in late August/September. They played against Marin FC U23 Women’s team, Lamarinda U23 Women’s team, Holy Names University’s Women’s team, and ACC Mavericks U16 boy’s team.
December 2012- Sabisoccer Academy Inc. will help the Hasmal Ladies, who have qualified to play in the National Womens league. We will also continue to donate to the Egyam Orphanage, an Orphanage in Takoradi, Ghana, that houses 53 children ages 3-18. If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation, you may send your donations to Sabisoccer Academy, 908 Liberty St. #4, El Cerrito, CA 94530. Checks should be made payable to Sabisoccer Academy. Our tax id # is: 27-2587527.
July 2012 – Sabisoccer Academy led a cultural tour throughout the Central and Western Regions of Ghana.
In October of 2011 Coach Robert Sackey was selected to become Head Coach for Ghana’s U20 Women’s National Soccer Team. The team went through the CAF World Cup Qualifying Series, which brought them to Namibia, South Africa, and Tunisia, and were able to win all of their qualifying games with a 6-0 record. At the World Cup in Japan, the Black Princesses were drawn into a tough group with the U.S, China, and Germany and were not able to make it out of the group stage. The team lost all three games but Coach Sackey believes a solid foundation has been laid and is more determined than ever to help develop a Women’s league in Ghana. He is happy to report that a National Women’s league is forming for the first time in Ghana this winter and he looks forward to helping make the Women’s League a nationally competitive and successful league.
July 2011 – Sabisoccer Academy returned to Ghana with coaches and senior players to run coaching clinics and training programs for girls and boys in the Western Region of Ghana.
July 2010 – Sabisoccer Academy brought ten female soccer players from the Mavericks U18 Girls team to Ghana for a training and cultural tour. The focus of the tour was to continue to encourage more young girls to play soccer by running soccer clinics, playing friendly games, and participating in community service at local schools and orphanages. Sabisoccer also brought two coaches who accompanied us for the U17 Tournament in 2009 and were of great help to our efforts in Ghana.
July 2009 – Sabisoccer organized a U17 Girls Tournament in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, with eight teams attending from all over the country. The impact of these tournaments has been astounding. Girls in Ghana are beginning to have the kind of opportunity that we take for granted in the United States.December 2008: Sabisoccer, in conjunction with the Mavericks, organized the first U15 Girls Tournament in the Western Region of Ghana, the Mavericks U15 Cup, with six participating girls teams from the Western and Central Region.
December 2007 – Robert Sackey’s U13 Mavericks Girls’ team will travel to Ghana for a training tour from December 20-January 4. The team will play the Hasaacas Academy U14 Girls’ Team as well as play the U14 Girls’ National Team, and other girls’ teams that they will help to form. For more information, please visit www.mavericksgirlsforghana.com.
October 2006 – Robert Sackey and the SF Nighthawks host the Ghana women’s national team on 2 1/2 week training tour in the San Francisco bay area. The Black Queens return to home to compete in the African Cup of Nations taking 2nd place and securing a spot in The FIFA Women’s World Cup in September 2007.
June 2006 – Robert Sackey served as Technical Advisor and a Team Scout for Ghana’s Men’s National Team, the Black Stars, prior to and during the World Cup Games; scouted the U.S. Team during their preparation games and the World Cup Games. The Black Stars defeated the U.S and the Czech Republic adn was the only African country to qualify to the round of sixteen.
March 2006 – Robert Sackey has been named to the technical staff for the Ghana men’s National team, The Black Stars as they prepare for their first World Cup competition to be played in Germany this summer.The Ghana Football Association has confirmed the appointment of three technical persons as scouts for the technical team of the Black Stars. US-based Robert Sackey will team up with coaches Sam Arday and Jones Attuquayefio to provide some technical advise on Ghana’s opponents to coach Ratomir Dujkovic and his assistants before and during the Germany World Cup.
November 2005 – Attended USSF Coaching symposium at Home Depot Center inconjunction with MLS playoffs. games.
January 2004 – “A” Coaching License renewal audit at the “Soccer Mecca” of the US: the Home Depot Center in Carlson, CA. Mr Sackey worked with Bruce Arena and the coaches of the National Squad, and some of the professional coaches for the Major League Soccer (MLS) including John Ellinger. He observed and wrote up game analysis of the US Men’s National Teams: U17-U23, as well as the Men’s Senior Squad. “This experience was especially significant because it was the same venue where I had worked with the Ghana’s Women National Team, during the 2003 Women’s World Cup.